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Canal Outlet Railroad Bridge

Canal Outlet Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 13, 2008

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Key Facts

Location
Holyoke: Hampden County, Massachusetts: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1878 By Builder/Contractor: Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
140 Feet (43 Meters)
Structure Length
145 Feet (44 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This bridge is a nine panel pin-connected Pratt truss bridge. With an 1878 construction date, this bridge is an extremely old surviving example of a railroad metal truss bridge. It is also remarkably intact, with even the original builder plaque remaining mounted on the portal bracing. Wooden piles have been added, rendering everything on the truss except the deck stringers decorative and non-functional. However, with the exception of cantilevers welded onto the floorbeams to hold a high pressure steam pipe, the truss itself is unaltered so historic integrity is unaffected. Given the integrity of the bridge and its age, as well as an example of a bridge built by an important bridge company, the bridge is a very important historic bridge.

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